Archive Article: 1998/08/28

28 August 1998

Converts to magnotherapy… Hants vet Roger Meacock (left) used magnetic boots as a last resort on the cow pictured when it was suffering E.coli mastitis and milk fever. Antibiotics had failed to work, says herdsman Phillip Coombes, Park Farm, Beaulieu, and Mr Meacock tried the boots in a last ditch effort to save the cow. She was up within 24 hours and hasnt looked back since. The magnetic field created by the boots apparently improve the circulation, reducing tissue damage, pain and inflammation. Mr Meacock believes the boots will make a significant improvement to the survival chances of downer cows. For more information, contact him at PO Box 142, Hythe, SO45 5YX.

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